|Posté le: Sam 28 Juil - 10:07 (2018) Sujet du message: Austria's Sebastian Kurz tells Theresa May to avoid 'hard Br
|Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz has told Theresa May it is "important to avoid a hard Brexit", after talks with the UK prime minister.
Mrs May is in Salzburg as part of a mission by UK ministers to sell their post-Brexit trade proposals.
Mr Kurz said he viewed Brexit "negatively" but felt negotiations were going "quite well".
Mrs May then held talks with Czech PM Andrej Babis before heading off on her summer holidays.
Speaking at a brief joint press conference, Mr Kurz, who has just assumed the EU presidency for six months, said: "The Brexit decision is a decision we see very negatively.
"But, of course,
The BBC understands that Mr Kurz has indicated he supports the idea of EU leaders holding formal Brexit talks at a summit in Salzburg in September.
Mrs May hailed the strength of the UK's relationship with Austria, adding: "We are delivering on a vote of the British people, they chose to leave the EU and we will deliver that."
Later, Mrs May pitched her idea for a post-Brexit free trade area to her Czech counterpart Andrej Babis.
A Downing Street spokesman said: "She highlighted that a UK-EU free trade area would maintain frictionless trade that would enable businesses across Europe to maintain their vital integrated supply chains.
"They agreed it was important to find a solution and that negotiations should continue at pace."
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